The Hidden Hand

The Hidden Hand

By

0
(0 Reviews)
The Hidden Hand by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

Published:

1859

Downloads:

496

Share This

The Hidden Hand

By

0
(0 Reviews)
Originally serialized in the New York Ledger.

Book Excerpt

is far past a physician's help."

"Nor am I a priest to hear her confession----"

"Her confession God has already received."

"Well, and I'm not a lawyer to draw up her will."

"No, sir; but you are recently appointed one of the justices of the peace for Alleghany."

"Yes. Well, what of that? That does not comprise the duty of getting up out of my warm bed and going through a snow-storm to see an old woman expire."

"I regret to inconvenience you, sir; but in this instance your duty demands your attendance at the bedside of this dying woman----"

"I tell you I can't go, and I won't! Anything in reason I'll do. Anything I can send she shall have. Here, Wool, look in my breeches pocket and take out my purse and hand it. And then go and wake up Mrs. Condiment, and ask her to fill a large basket full of everything a poor old dying woman might want, and you shall carry it."

"Spare your pains, sir. The poor woman is already past all earthly, selfish wants. She only a

More books by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth

(view all)
Sarah Forester Davis - Young Love, Dangerous Family Secrets and Countless Plot Twists
FEATURED AUTHOR - Sarah is the author of the mature, young adult novel, Confession. She is a travel addict, coffee lover, Mom to 4 kids, 1 dog and 4 cats, wife, and a beach bum. When she's not writing, she is chauffeuring her kids around and planning her family's next epic adventure. She lives a wanderlust life, and spends numerous months out of every year traveling. Her laptop goes EVERYWHERE with her, because her characters don't sleep and inspiration pops out at her all the time. As our Author of the Day, she… Read more